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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:46 PM
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MSNBC--Obama retook the oath today because of yesterday's blunder.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:16 PM by Mrs. Overall
Coolidge and Arthur took the oath twice as well.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:48 PM
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1. Hopefully that will shut the freepers traps.
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kayakjohnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:48 PM
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2. Damn. Unreal.
A first? Maybe not. But weird anyway, I believe. Oh well. He's in and that's all that matters.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:49 PM
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3. correctamundo. nt
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:49 PM
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4. Really?! When
exactly?
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:51 PM
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6. David Shuster reported it just a few minutes ago, but they are now busy talking about Caroline
Kennedy withdrawing. I haven't heard any other details.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:52 PM
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8. Thanks..this is actually
good news to me because of the whole timing thing I get into.
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:59 PM
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14. How does this affect things from a timing perspective?
I'll be the astrologers are having a field day with this one!
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:05 PM
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16. It's not surprising
We're in the middle of Mercury retrograde, which wreaks havoc with communication--even the oath of office, apparently. But Merc ret is also good for do-overs. :hi:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:12 PM
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20. Yesterday was a VOC until 12:30pm, too and
I think it's a miracle that Roberts' helped us to have Obama take it over today!

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:14 PM
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21. Yes they are! And, the timing of the Swearing
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:37 PM by zidzi
In yesterday wasn't optimal for new beginnings..it's complicated but suffice to say that today is much better and I think Robert's helped us out!

How freakin' Cosmically Ironic is that!
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:34 PM
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25. Not ironic at all...the stars are looking out for Obama
Glad to hear today is much better.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:38 PM
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26. Yeah they are but to
have Roberts as helper is really sweet :)
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:54 PM
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27. I found this interesting descriptive article of the latest Swear In..
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:54 PM by zidzi
<snips>

"WASHINGTON Chief Justice John G. Roberts was ushered into the Map Room of the White House on Wednesday night to re-administer the oath of office to President Barack Obama because the original oath on Tuesday had a word out of sequence.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the move was made out of "an abundance of caution" in consultation with White House Counsel Greg Craig. Obama's second swearing-in, devoid of the pomp of the initial event, took place at 7:35 p.m. in the presence of a few aides and a press pool. The chief justice was wearing a court robe. "Are you ready to take the oath?" Roberts said. "I am," Obama said, "And we're going to do it very slowly."

It capped a packed first full day for the 44th president, and comes on the heels of Obama's expected signing of an executive order, as soon as Thursday, shuttering the terrorism detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.

Obama began the day by attending a prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral, a tradition for new presidents.

He also celebrated a political victory as his former presidential primary rival, Hillary Clinton, was confirmed by the Senate as secretary of state, with a vote of 94-2."


<more>
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/227/story/60448.html
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That Is Quite Enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:49 PM
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5. At least it's one less thing the birthers can't make a conspiracy theory out of.
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SuperTrouper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:55 PM
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13. They are now busy with CKS to Mass to take over Teddy's seat
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onefreespiritedchick Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:19 PM
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23. That's a shame....
The freepers and their conspiracy theories might even be funny if they weren't such pathetic morons. :crazy:
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nickw Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:00 PM
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29. Isn't this the sort of thing that has happened before?
You'd think there might be an expert who could just tell us who's right on this. I watched the inauguration in a bar on both CNN and CBS - one said that after Biden took the oath that he was temporarily president, and the other said that Obama became president at noon whether he took the oath or not.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:51 PM
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7. That will be on a Jeopardy question someday
nt
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:53 PM
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9. on which show? You must be on the east coast because that
hasn't been aired on the west - I've had them on all day. I do recall reading that experts said this was a reasonable thing to do if the story didn't go away.

From what I can tell, there is nothing in the Constitution that says the oath is invalid if it includes any verbal gaffes or missteps in any way, or textually different from the oath as written.

First of all, anyone taking the oath includes his or her name, and "So help me God" is not part of what's written in the Constitution, but it's usually included.

And the words (or affirm) are in parentheses, as an option to "swear" (I'm guessing).

So I don't think anyone can - legally and accurately take the oath of Presidency by using the words and only the words as written in the Constitution. No one could include their name, no one could mispronounce or choose "swear over affirm" or say so help me God".

This is so goofy to me... but if he did take the oath again, I'm glad so that the story just goes away.
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:55 PM
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12. Nope--WA State here. During MSNBC talking about Caroline, David Shuster
broke in and said that Obama retook the oath. He sort of laughed about it and then went on talking about Caroline.
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Lord Helmet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:53 PM
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10. my polysci professor said he should so if its' true I'm glad
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:54 PM
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11. Wonder who swore him in?
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:55 PM
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28. Chief Justice McFlub. nt
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:03 PM
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15. Yep--Keith just reported it, too.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:05 PM
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17. here is a link to the story...
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:07 PM
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18. Thanks, uppity!
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:10 PM
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you are welcome and you have a new name!
At least I'll have a month to get used to the new names. If I forget later and act stupider than usual, remind me who you were, ok?
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:23 PM
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24. I'll remind you!
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:10 PM
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19. So, now
the wingnuts will claim that any actions he took between yesterday noon and tonight were illegal and that he has to do them all over again.

There's no pleasing these nuts.
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:14 PM
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22. Impeachment!!!!
:rofl:
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